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FDA Consumer Health Information - Medications for Your Pet: 10 Questions to Ask Your Vet

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Environmental Health J E 4
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SILVER SPRING, Md., March 30 Knowing the right questions to ask can help you treat your pet properly when medication is prescribed.

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"Just as you would talk to your doctor about a medicine prescribed for you or your children, you should talk to your veterinarian about your pet's medications," says Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the Food and Drug Administration.

See the 10 questions pet owners should ask their vet about their animal's medications at

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm205666.htm

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SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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